CLIA Cruise Podcast

Check out the latest CLIA Cruise podcast! Bringing you news from across the globe, live from London. 

You can download the podcast through iTunes by clicking here or you can stream the podcast by clicking below. 

Episode 92 - Expedition Cruise Week Best Bits

CLIA's Andy Harmer and Travel Weekly's Lucy Huxley talk through some of the best bits from this month's Expedition Cruise Webcast. We heard from a Captain live at sea, one of our most popular expedition cruise speakers plus other expedition cruise and destination experts.

Watch the full webcasts over on our Facebook Page

Episode 91 - APT's Jess Shelton - Agar And Liverpool City Council's Angie Redhead

Joining Andy Harmer via weblink this week, APT River Cruises' Jess Shelton-Agar discusses the impacts on the river sector, while Angie Redhead from Liverpool City Council sits down with Andy to talk about the ever-changing cruising landscape.

You can hear more of Jess in our first-ever River Cruise Webcast - our virtual conference available now on Facebook and Youtube: 

Episode 90 - Avalon Waterways' Giles Hawke & AmaWaterways' Jamie Loizou

This week we focus on the river cruise sector as Andy is joined via video link with Avalon Waterways' Giles Hawke, followed by AmaWaterways' Jamie Loizou to discuss how the industry is continuing to evolve and adapt to challenges, and how they are maintaining communication with travel agents.

Episode 89 - UPDATES: AmaWaterways, MSC Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises

AmaWaterways' Marnie Tarsinos, MSC's Steve Williams and Uniworld's Angela Sloan update us on how they've been adapting to the major changes seen throughout the industry in both the ocean and river sectors.

Episode 88 - UPDATES: APT, Avalon, Carnival and Silversea

APT's Jess Shelton-Agar, Avalon Waterways' Janet Parton, Carnival Cruise Line's Luke Smith and Silversea's Connie Georgiou update us on how they've adapted to ensure they remain connected to agents during the lockdown.

Episode 87 - Coronavirus Update

Andy Harmer sits down with Toby Cruse to explain how the cruise industry is responding to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, and answer some of the frequently asked questions of agents.

Episode 86 - Patrick Aryee

This week we travelled up to Manchester for the Adventure and Expedition Forum, where Toby sat down with guest speaker, presenter and wildlife photographer Patrick Aryee, to talk about his life, working with travel agents as well as his experiences with TV Legend David Attenborough.

CLIA Cruise Q&A on Coronavirus

Our recent Facebook LIVE with Andy Harmer and CLIA Vice President, Maritime Policy, Donnie Brown as we took your questions on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For our latest statements go to

Episode 85 - Fred Olsen Cruise Line's Geoff Ridgeon

This week we travelled to the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines office in Ipswich to sit down with head of sales Geoff Ridgeon, talking about the cruise line, the industry and what to expect throughout 2020.


Virgin Voyages' Shane Riley invited us onboard the brand new Scarlet Lady to talk through many of the exciting features to expect as she makes her debut.

Episode 83 - P&O Cruises' Alex Delamere-White


With Iona's debut on the horizon, Andy Harmer sat down with P&O Cruises Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alex Delamere-White to talk about what's next for the cruise line and how they're making waves in the industry.

Episode 82 - Emerald Cruises' David Winterton

Andy Harmer sat down with David Winterton, Director of Marketing and Global Brand for the newly-formed Emerald Cruises, which joins together the Emerald Waterways brand with the new Emerald Yacht Cruises. The two discuss the differences between Scenic and Emerald cruise experiences and how the new Scenic Eclipse compares with the upcoming super-yacht, Emerald Azzurra.

Episode 81 - Bernie Carter, Lynn Narraway, Chris Hackney, Jo Rzymowska

This week we're heading back to our Cruise Forum in December, where Lucy Huxley joined a panel of members of the CLIA Executive Committee to reflect over 2019 and discuss what to expect from 2020 and beyond.

Episode 80 - The Four J's - Jamie Loizou, Jess Shelton-Agar, Janet Parton and John Fair 

AmaWaterways' Jamie Loizou, APT's Jess Shelton-Agar, Avalon Waterway's Janet Parton and CroisiEurope's John Fair - known collectively as The Four J's - joined Andy Harmer and Lucy Huxley in Amsterdam to talk about the difference between selling river and ocean cruises, and how travel agents can take advantage of river cruising to turn their FRIPOT into PROFIT...

Episode 79 - Antonio Paradiso Returns

MSC Managing Director UK & Ireland Antonio Paradiso returns to break down some of the biggest MSC news, from its new luxury brand to becoming carbon neutral and utilising wind power in cruise ships.

Episode 78 - Hebridean Princess' David Indge

Charlotte Humphrey headed to the Scottish coast aboard Hebridean Island Cruises' Hebridean Princess to talk to chief purser David Indge about what makes the Hebrides such an attractive, unique, and exclusive cruise destination. 

Episode 77 - Miles Morgan Travel's Miles Morgan

Fresh from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Andy Harmer talks to fellow mountaineer Miles Morgan, Managing Director of Miles Morgan Travel, discussing how the travel industry has grown, and why he still has faith in high street travel agencies.

Episode 76 - Oceania Cruises' Bernie Carter

Coming live from our end of year #CruiseForum19, Toby sat down with Oceania Cruises' Bernie Carter to talk about the future of the cruise industry, as well as our #CycleToTheBall

Episode 75 - Scenic Group MD Colin Downing

From the brand new Scenic Eclipse to the difference between Scenic & Emerald Waterways' river offerings, Andy heads to Manchester to sit down with Scenic Group MD UK Colin Downing.

Episode 74 - Onboard MSC Grandiosa with Antonio Paradiso

Charlotte hopped aboard the sixth-largest cruise ship in the world, the brand new MSC Grandiosa, to talk to Managing Director Antonio Paradiso about what makes the first-ever Meraviglia Plus-class ship so special.

Episode 73 - Wildlife TV Presenter Patrick Aryee, Trainer Debbee Dale And G Adventures Brian Young

Andy Harmer and Lucy Huxley prepare for their ascent of Kilimanjaro and are joined by Brian Young from G Adventures later in this week's episode, but first you join us live from our first-ever Ireland Cruise Conference as Andy sits down with keynote speakers; trainer and coach Debbee Dale, and Wildlife TV presenter Patrick Aryee.

Episode 72 - Norwegian Cruise Line's Eamonn Ferrin

Ahead of her naming ceremony in Miami this week, Andy hopped aboard Norwegian Encore sat down with Norwegian Cruise Line Managing Director Eamonn Ferrin to discuss the brand new ship, the future of the fleet, and the cruising boom across Ireland.

Episode 71 - River Cruise Conference: Uniworld MD Chris Townson


Live from the conference floor at CLIA River Cruise Conference 2019 in Amsterdam, Andy Harmer and Travel Weekly's Lucy Huxley sit down with Uniworld MD Chris Townson to talk about how the industry has changed, and the cruise line's new focus on Super Ships.

Episode 70 - Cruise 360 Malta: Azamara's Richard Twynam


Our final day at #Cruise360Malta began as we hopped aboard Azamara Pursuit. Greeted by the team, Toby sat down with UK & Ireland Managing Director, Richard Twynam, to discuss the brand, the decision to move away from 'Club Cruises', and the increased focus on destination immersion.

Episode 69 - Cruise 360 Malta: Holland America Line's Lynn Narraway & Wendy Lahmich


Coming to you live from Malta, some of our travel agents got a chance to hop aboard Holland America Line Koningsdam, where Andy Harmer sat down with Managing Director Lynn Narraways and Head of Sales Wendy Lahmich to discuss Malta, the event and the future of Holland America Line.

Episode 68 - EVP Rai Caluori Aboard Sky Princess & Cruise Adviser's Sam Ballard And Anthony Pearce


Coming to you live from aboard Princess Cruises' brand new Sky Princess, Charlotte Humphrey sits down with Princess Cruises EVP Rai Caluori to discuss what innovations to expect on the new vessel. Later, Toby Cruse sits down with Cruise Adviser's Sam Ballard and Anthony Pearce as they prepare to host their first adventure and expedition cruise event...

Episode 67 - Azamara CEO Larry Pimentel

This week we head back to CLIA Conference 2019 to listen to the full speech of one of our fantastic, inspirational speakers, Azamara CEO Larry Pimentel, who takes us on a journey from his impoverished upbringing to looking forward to the Next Generation of cruisers....

Episode 66 - Silversea's Connie Georgiou

Silversea Cruises' Connie Georgiou joins us in our latest live learning session, where she discusses luxury, expedition and the Silversea brand.

Episode 65 - Fred River Cruises' David Chidley

This week, Andy sat down with the head of sales for Fred River Cruise, David Chidley to talk about the river lines they work with and to answer your questions in our facebook live learning session.

Episode 64 - Celebrity Cruises' Galapagos Director

Celebrity Cruises' Susana Romero takes us on a trip to the Galapagos as she discusses everything you need to know about the region - from the sights and scenery to the unique scientific opportunities cruising brings...

Episode 63 - Princess Cruises' Tony Roberts

CLIA's Charlotte Humphrey joined Princess Cruises' Tony Roberts in Italy, hopping aboard the upcoming Sky Princess to talk about next generation technology and the future of Princess...

Episode 62 - Giles Hawke

Avalon Waterways' Giles Hawke talks about the growth of the river cruise sector, and the unique ways cruising is tackling growing environmental and sustainability concerns.

Episode 61 - Gary Bembridge Returns!

Back by popular demand, travel expert and cruise YouTuber Gary Bembridge returns to CLIA HQ to talk about how you can focus on your mind, body and soul, improving your wellness on your next cruise holiday...

Episode 60 - Caroline Corfield-Rose

Our Facebook Live Learning Sessions return with the Port of Seattle's Caroline Corfield-Rose joined Andy to answer your questions and to let you in on some of the lesser-known secrets of Seattle and Washington State.

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